Christ Cathedral construction update

Construction continues at Christ Cathedral, as the iconic structure transforms into a welcoming, versatile worship space for Catholics across the Diocese of Orange. Construction has been underway for 7 months and is scheduled to finish in 2019. The average current work force on site is 90 workers … [Read More...]

Documentary explores the disappearance of dating

It was about 10 or so years ago when Kerry Cronin, a professor at Boston College, noticed something was up with the way her young students were dating – or, rather, not dating. It was the end of the year and she was talking to a group of bright, charismatic students who were full of plans for their … [Read More...]

Pope Francis reconstitutes Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

Pope Francis has renewed the membership of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (PCPM), confirming Cardinal Seán O’Malley as President of the Commission, and adding nine new members to the advisory body. Seven more nominees are returning to the Commission after their terms had … [Read More...]

Confessions heard every Wednesday evening in Lent, in all 54 San Jose parishes

In what is becoming a tradition of the season in the Diocese of San Jose, The Light Is On For You campaign returns for a fourth year. “This Lenten initiative is a wonderful way for all of us to celebrate God’s limitless mercy and compassion. We celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, because it … [Read More...]

Bay Area group working to provide funding for film about Mother Mary Lange

The Oblate Sisters of Providence have one photo of their founder, Mother Mary Lange. It's a tintype that's been refurbished. They have two letters; one was likely dictated by her. But the work of the founder of the first order for women of color in the United States continues to this day. The … [Read More...]

‘Time to reconsider our tactics on DACA’

The following is from an Angelus article by Isaac Cuevas, associate director of immigration affairs for Los Angeles archdiocese: Recently, I found myself in a car with two DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program recipients driving from central L.A. to Camarillo to speak to seminarians … [Read More...]

Learning to take your leave

On Thursday Pope Francis tweaked the Church’s policies on bishops and Curial officials reaching the age of retirement, indicating that they should accept what God wants, whether accepting retirement or accepting continued service. The changes were made through a motu proprio entitled Imparare a … [Read More...]

“I think there are a lot of contemplatives out there”

A new order of women religious is forming in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, a branch of the Contemplatives of St. Joseph, which was originally founded as a monastery for men in 2010. Three women have joined, with two entering as candidates Aug. 15, 2017, the feast of the Assumption of the … [Read More...]

Famous post-abortion sculpture replica comes to Fresno

California Catholic Daily exclusive by Dan Zeidler. The image of the sculpture, "Memorial for Unborn Children" by Martin Hudáček, has touched people's hearts throughout the world. Photos of the sculpture have been shared on social media countless times and featured in numerous print publications, … [Read More...]

Pray the Stations of the Cross with the students of Thomas Aquinas College This Lent, include the Stations of the Cross among your daily devotions. Thomas Aquinas College is making available to all its friends the above five-minute video, that features “The Franciscan Way of the Cross” (text) as read by the … [Read More...]

Those pesky Americans

  The following comes from a Feb. 14 posting on the Settimo Cielo blog by Sandro Magister. The Benedict Option has now crossed the Atlantic and become a question of global import. A question that is certainly of no little account, because it concerns the future of Christianity in an … [Read More...]

“I saw you on the street corner…”

The following comes from a Feb. 13 posting on the site of the New Liturgical Movement. The following is an essay written by one of the sisters of a community in Santa Rosa, California, called the Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa. She is a seamstress for the community, and part of her work is making … [Read More...]

Jail families

  The following comes from a Feb. 14 story in the Angelus news of the L.A. archdiocese. Angelina (who wants to remain anonymous) says, “My life has been changed since my son went away. He was with me all the time. Now I am isolated. I feel really sad. Because I was thinking my son was … [Read More...]

SF Catholics can eat meat this Friday — but there’s a catch

The following comes from a Feb. 13 posting on the Facebook page of the San Francisco archdiocese. LUNAR NEW YEAR DISPENSATION: Archbishop Cordileone has announced that the faithful who wish to celebrate the Lunar New Year on Friday, February 16, and to eat meat, may transfer their obligation of … [Read More...]